- 20 December 2019
Mike qualified as a Solicitor in 1994 and has over 20 years’ experience of criminal defence and regulatory work. Having previously spent some 15 years as both a Partner and Department Head at another Essex Practice Mike joined the firm in 2011 when he and his litigation team merged with THB.
Mike’s work covers the complete spectrum of criminal and regulatory allegations however he has a particular speciality in the area of serious and complex crime such as high value Fraud investigations with extensive volume of evidence and multi defendant conspiracies. Mike has acted for both individual and corporate defendants facing the most serious and complex charges including murder, large scale drug importations, sexual offences, trading standards offences and environmental prosecutions. With a client base ranging from professional footballers and high net worth individuals to international PLCs, he remains a highly respected practitioner gaining regular national recognition in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK ( Guide to the UK Legal Profession).
Being able to draw on such wide experience, each client can be assured of the highest quality of service and astute strategic advice from the outset of their case. Mike is currently instructed in matters involving historic Rape and child sexual offending, HMRC Frauds and a substantial multi agency Trading Standards investigation into Fraud and breaches of Consumer Protection Regulations.
Mike was among the very first Solicitors to obtain Higher Rights of Audience and regularly conducts his own advocacy in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal.
Aside from his casework responsibilities Mike is the COLP and COFA at THB and leads the firms continued Law Society Lexcel Accreditation programme recognising excellence in Practice Management and Client Care. Having retired from his long standing role as manager of his son’s football team he now finds himself frequently disappointed as a season ticket holder at West Ham United.
- Legal 500 (2017)
- Legal 500 (2016)
- 20 December 2019
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- 12 April 2019